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Relaxing Retreat

by Iavasgil Posted 1st Aug 2009 at 4:09 AM - Updated 1st Aug 2009 at 6:26 AM by Iavasgil : Updating Paintings Link & Fixing Spelling
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After a little putzing around in the Sims 2 yesterday, I decided that I really missed one of the houses I built for that game. So, after lots and lots of ALT-TABs to get back and forth between the two games, I managed to rebuild this house in the Sims 3!

The Relaxing Retreat

This Ultra Modern Two Story House features 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, 2 Fireplaces, Pool, Japanese-esk Sanctuary Garden, Trellis-Covered Barbecue Patio, Formal Living and Dining, Wet Bar, TV Room, Master Suite with Sitting Area, and an Extra Studio Room over the Parking Space.

Prices (Not Subject to Actual Housing Market Decline):
Furnished - 208,093
Unfurnished - 74,653

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 74,653 to 208,093

Additional Credits:
Patterns - By All About Style
African Chicks, African Zebra, African Swirls
Paintings - By Sims Art Gallery

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Relaxing Retreat.rar

Size: 2.50 MB · Downloads: 1,871 · 1st Aug 2009
2.50 MB 1,871 1st Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
7 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#4 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 1:11 PM
Nice house and great install instructions
Test Subject
#5 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 6:35 PM
Excelent.!! Realy a goog job..!!
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 7:42 PM
I love this layout, all I could find on this site were big spacious rooms and house with 8 bedrooms. This house is very functional, no emptiness, and its compact.
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Aug 2009 at 4:08 AM
Oh, my. This house is absolutely fantastic. It's very small and compact, yet I don't feel as if my Sim is having her life squished into it. It's gorgeous inside and out. I feel more confident having parties and inviting people over for fun. Keep up the good work, and anyone reading and unsure about downloading it, you should. It's not a waste of memory. :3
Test Subject
#8 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 2:22 PM
Woah! Those flovers hanging on the "roof" (bad english) is just amazing!

love Siv